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    AUSTIN — Residents of the Texas state capital are being ordered to boil their tap water before drinking after flooding in recent weeks filled the lakes that supply Austin with silt, mud and debris.

    The city of Austin said in a statement Monday that the water needs extended filtration and treatment before it will be safe to consume.

    Austin Water’s more than 1 million customers have been told to boil water intended for drinking, cooking and making ice, and to avoid drinking fountains. The San Antonio Water Service, which depends on artesian wells, is sending more than 5,000 gallons of drinking water in tankers to Austin.

    There is no indication of bacterial infiltration. However, Austin Water warned that insufficiently treated water could contain bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches and other illness. It said infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems also would be at risk.

    The boil-water notice prompted a rush on bottled water at grocery stores such as H-E-B, where shelves were emptied of supplies.
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    What babies, what's a few parasites????
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    Is Micheal Moore riding to the rescue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Is Micheal Moore riding to the rescue?
    Nope. But the liberal stronghold is crying for mama to come kiss it and make it well.
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    All that flood water will take a long time to boil
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